Archive for September, 2011

Watering Louisiana Blueberries

September 19, 2011

How much water do blueberry bushes in Louisiana require? Go to this link to find out!

Blueberry Growing Comes to National Agricultural Library

September 15, 2011

A note by USDA botanist Frederick Coville describing his pioneering research on domisticating blueberries.

The path to domestication for most of our crops is lost in the mists of agriculture’s 10,000-year history. Blueberries are the exception.

Until 1911, blueberries were picked from the wild, or bushes were dug from the wild that might or might not survive when planted elsewhere. But true domestication—reproduction at the will of a grower and breeding to improve desirable traits—was beyond reach. This makes blueberries among the most recently domesticated crops and one of the few that originated in North America, although they are now grown all over the world.

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Blueberry Salsa Recipe

September 15, 2011

For a fun way to eat salsa, try this Blueberry Salsa recipe from Baton Rouge Chef Jeremy Coco. After you’ve prepared it and tasted it, click on Rate this Recipe and let us know how it rates with you!

Georgia Blueberry Growers Association Monthly Meeting

September 13, 2011

The Georgia Blueberry Growers Association will have its monthly meeting Sept. 15. Click here for more information.

Instructions for Taking a Soil Test

September 12, 2011

Do you know what’s in your soil and how this may affect your blueberry plants? Read Instructions for Taking a Soil Test for more information.

Fruit and Nut Planning Budgets

September 9, 2011

This Fruit and Nut Planning Budgets publication can help you stay on track with financing your blueberry productions.

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